City Recycling Collection Resumes

After a suspension due to Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, the City of Houston has resumed its curbside recycling collection.

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Houston Recycling

Andre Johnson Day in Houston!

Ellen was happy to honor Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson for his service to the City of Houston, both on and off the field.

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Oak Forest Service Fund Project Complete

Ellen helped cut the ribbon on the District C Council District Service Fund project to revamp the tennis courts at Oak Forest Park.

Ribbon Cutting

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Dec. 8, 2017 in News Articles, This Week at City Hall

This Week at City Hall

This Week: Runoff Election Day Tomorrow; the Storm Water Action Team (SWAT) Program; and Lights in the Heights! Continue Reading »

Dec. 1, 2017Office of Council Member Ellen Cohen

This Week at City Hall

This Week: Federal Disaster Assistance; Special minimum lot size designations; South Central Division Command. Continue Reading »

Nov. 22, 2017Houston Chronicle

Houston proves to be a most generous city

Houstonians believe they live in an exceptionally generous city. It turns out they’re right, and the numbers prove it.

Charity Navigator, a nonprofit watchdog organization that evaluates charities, has rated Houston as the most generous metropolitan area in the U.S. in 2016 and 2015. Houston slipped to No. 2 in Charity Navigator’s most recent ratings, based on the up-to-date tax forms provided by charities. (San Diego was No. 1) Continue Reading »

Nov. 20, 2017Houston Public Media

Houston Jobs Economy Rebounds From Harvey With A Vengeance

Greater Houston added 43,200 jobs in October, more than during any single month on record, according to Workforce Solutions.

It comes after a month in which the region lost 16,000 jobs in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Continue Reading »